COOKEVILLE – Cookeville-based Rockridge Venture Law has organized and sponsored a virtual workshop entitled “Corporate Social Responsibility in the South: Insights from Tennessee Leaders.” The event will feature Tennessee leaders from academic, faith, industrial and life science communities, stretching from Memphis to Kingsport, as well as global sustainability leader Vincent Stanley from Patagonia.
Participants include Farrell Calabrese of Eastman, speaking on industrial scale sustainability in products and supply chains, Jonathan Ingraham of Chattanooga Faith + Work + Culture discussing what role the faith community plays in advancing better corporate citizenship, and Emily Landry of B Academics and the University of Tennessee.
Registration is open now on Eventbrite. The event will feature networking options before and after the panelist presentations and Q&A sessions.
B Tennessee is an initiative led by Tennessee B Corps Newly, Nisolo, Patagonia-Nashville, RockridgeVenture Law, and Whiteboard to foster advancement of CSR and sustainability frameworks, emphasizing B Corps and benefit corporations. The Aug. 27 event follows B Tennessee’s inaugural event held at Patagonia-Nashville’s store, attracting over 100 attendees interested in using business as a force for good.
Looking ahead, B Tennessee has partnered with other social enterprises in the Southeast to host a virtual regional conference exploring ways that our region can become the leader for mission-oriented business. The conference is intended to take place in November.